Save big on the best mini PCs for students, servers & more

Save space and cash with big discounts on small Windows PCs.
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A mini desktop PC is an excellent investment if you’re setting up a home server or computer shopping for a student. Recent advancements in processor architecture have allowed companies to pack a lot of power in a pint-sized box—so much so that common tasks like video streaming, e-mail, and running the Microsoft Office or Google suites shouldn’t be an issue. While being able to fit any dorm room or shared living space is a major selling point for these mini PCs, another is their price, and that’s even more true if you shop for one on Amazon right now.

Beelink SER5 PRO

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Beelink’s SER5 Pro is a respectable MiniPC built to easily handle most non-graphically-intensive tasks (anything less than 4K video editing and serious gaming) without much fuss. Its eight-core AMD Ryzen 7 5800H processor is solid, and we’re surprised that the computer comes with 32GB of RAM (memory) and 500GB of solid-state storage. These tech specs will allow you to store a bunch of media and run several apps simultaneously without slowing down, exceeding our expectations of a computer that’s on sale for under $400. It also supports WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2, two of the most recent versions of those wireless standards.

Similarly, Beelink didn’t forget to load the SER5 Pro with ports. The company designed this PC with a pair of USB-A ports, one USB-C port, and a headphone jack on the front for easy access. Flip the computer around, and you’ll find two more USB-A ports, a gigabit Ethernet jack, one HDMI port, and a DisplayPort. You’ll have no trouble connecting the SER5 Pro to a monitor or any other peripheral without an adapter. If you want a well-rounded desktop Windows PC that’s roughly as portable as a laptop, Beelink SER5 Pro is an excellent deal.

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Brandt Ranj is a commerce reporter at Popular Science. He writes about the latest and greatest gadgets, from headphones and TVs to chargers and cables. He splits his time between New York City, Long Island, and Croatia, carting test gear around the U.S. and the globe.